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299 statistics fans can't be wrong! Top 45 board games.
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Recently the number of users who own the Statistics fan microbadge reached 299. It's been a slow climb from 200 in december 2012, when I did my last list on the top games. And to quote myself from that list:

Surely these people are wise, trustworthy and use the ratings system in the most fair and well thought out manner possible. That means that we should all heed their opinions, and just agree that their combined ratings produces the best top list there can ever be.

This list looks at the average rating for all games rated by 35 or more statistics fans, as well as a note on how many of them rated the game a '10'. So not only do you get a list of top games from the combined wisdom of stats fans, you get to know how big a percentage of those voters think a certain game is the best ever.

Awesome!

Each entry will also include a comment on changes from four years ago. 100 new users means that things have changed quite a bit. The list starts from #45 and works it way to #1. First some notable games that dropped off the list:
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1. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:84]
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Highly rated games (by the general public) that dropped off the list:

Crokinole out from #37 (new rank #55). This is a lot of fun, but maybe dexterity isn't what stats fans go for first?

7 Wonders plummets thirty spots down and leaves the list.

YINSCH and DVONN both leave the list. The abstracts had a place in the hearts of stats fans, but not enough in this bigger audience.

War of the Ring just misses the cut, from #33 to #46.

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2. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:47]
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#45 rated 7,58 by 148 users.

Down 10 from #35, but only -0,02 change in rating! It holds up well it seems. 12 users rated this a 10, meaning that 8,1% consider this to be the best game ever.



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3. Board Game: Concordia [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:20]
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#44 rated 7,60 by 54 users.

I know nothing about this game. New entry on the list, it didn't even exist when the last list was made!

One user rated this a 10 (or a 9,7 really, but I'll take it). That's only 1,9% of the voters, maybe it doesn't inspire people into love? User chize, what is so good about this game?
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4. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:36]
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#43 rated 7.62 by 98 users.

Still haven't tried this one, still want to.

Massive hit to the average rating, -0,39 and 33 spots down from #10. This was still really hot back then, maybe some of the luster faded? Still a mighty impressive rating. 8 tens, or 8,2% of the voters.
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5. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:109]
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#42 rated 7,63 by 39 users.

CC:E would have made the last list but had too few votes back then. This is also on my want-to-play list. 5 tens, 12,8%.

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6. Board Game: Russian Railroads [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:70]
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#41 rated 7,64 by 63 users.

Games about trains! This will not be the last on this top list...

New entry, with only two tens, 3,2%.
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7. Board Game: Taj Mahal [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:331]
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#40 rated 7.64 by 78 users.

The same rating as the previous entry, but this has better ratio of love, with 5 tens for 6,4%.

Down -0,20 rating and 21 spots from #19.
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8. Board Game: Trajan [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:73]
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#39 rated 7,66 by 71 users.

-0,23 rating and 24 spots since 2012. This was the hotness at the time.

5 tens, 7%.
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9. Board Game: Zendo [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:704]
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#38 rated 7,66 by 39 users.

This had one of the highest percentages of love last time, now it's still 5 users (the same?) and 12,8%.

-0,03 rating, but 15 spots down anyway.
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10. Board Game: Troyes [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:68]
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#37 rated 7,67 by 87 users.

This is the first out of 5 games with the same average rating. Tie breaker is once more the percentage of love.

-0,07 rating and down ten spots. Two users rate this a ten, 2,3%.
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11. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:117]
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#36 rated 7,67 by 109 users.

This is widely regarded as a great game by stats users. Maybe I should play it. 5 tens and 4,6%.

-0,05 rating and down 6 spots. Solid performance.
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12. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:102]
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#35 rated 7,67 by 67 users.

I'm interested in this. 4 tens, 6,0%.

-0,09 rating and down ten spots.
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13. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:74] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
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For this entry I have combined the average ratings for Intrigue and the base game, even if that is a bit weird.

#34 rated 7,67 by (208x7,65+117x7,71) users.

For tens I only looked at the base game, so out of 208 users, 18 people love this game, or 8,7%.

-0,07 rating and down 8 spots.

I really enjoy Dominion, but can't say that it inspires love in me.
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14. Board Game: Runewars [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:161]
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#33 rated 7,67 by 39 users.

This looks fun! Five tens means that 12,8% think that this is the greatest game there is! It had five tens four years ago too...

-0,23 rating and down 19 spots.
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15. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:57]
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#32 rated 7,69 by 151 users.

-0,01 rating and the same rank as four years ago! And that's with 40 new voters to it. Cool.

8 perfect votes for 5,3%. That's actually less perfect 10s than four years ago, when it had 10 of them!
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16. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:33]
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#31 rated 7,69 by 200 users.

Well known, well loved, but not in the very top.

-0,14 rating and down 11 spots. But 22 players rate this as the best game ever, an impressive 11%. This game really does inspire people.
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17. Board Game: Keyflower [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:46]
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#30 rated 7,70 by 72 users.

New entry. I know nothing really.

A single ten for 1,4% love. chize again!
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18. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:71]
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#29 rated 7,70 by 163 users.

Been on my wishlist a long time. Still haven't played.

-0,16 rating and down 11 spots. 18 perfect tens gives this 11% love. Nice!
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19. Board Game: Antiquity [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:197]
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#28 rated 7,71 by 36 users.

Antiquity missed the cut last time, and just makes it this time.

A single ten, Octavian, why is this the best game ever? You are the 2,8% here.
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20. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:137]
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#27 rated 7,72 by 139 users.

I like that it is so quick to get started. 11 tens and 7,9%.

-0,05 rating and three spots down from #24.
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21. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:23]
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#26 rated 7,73 by 76 users.

I sooo want this.

-0,44 rating and 22 spots, down from respectable #4. This was extremely hot then. 12 tens give us 15,8% who think that this is the perfect game.
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22. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:177] [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked]
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#25 rated 7,74 by 59 users.

Trains!

Four tens, 6,8%.

-0,14 and down 9 spots.
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23. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:163]
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#24 rated 7,74 by 76 users.

Yes! I need to play this again.

-0,18 rating, down 11 spots.

Seven tens and 7,6% who consider this the perfect game.
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24. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:40]
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#23 rated 7,74 by 68 users.

Sounds interesting.

New entry, 6 tens, 8,8%.
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25. Board Game: Steam [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:122]
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#22 rated 7,76 by 66 users.

+0,12 average rating! That's the first game to actually increase it's rating in this crowd. That also gave it enough steam to climb 12 spots from #34.

A single ten though, when it had 3 of them four years ago. User ironcates, what makes you hold this as the best game?
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